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Maruca vitrata (Fabricius, 1787)

Имаго  Maruca vitrata


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Pyraloidea family Crambidae subfamily Spilomelinae genus Maruca → species Maruca vitrata

Species name(s)

Maruca vitrata (Fabricius, 1787) = Crochiphora testulalis Geyer, 1832 = Hydrocampe aquitilis Guérin-Méneville, [1832] = Botys bifenestralis Mabille, 1880 = Phalaena vitrata Fabricius, 1787.


Zoogeographical regions


Имаго  Maruca vitrata

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Crochiphora testulalis Geyer, 1832; Hydrocampe aquitilis Guérin-Méneville, [1832]; Botys bifenestralis Mabille, 1880. [0]. Evgeny Komarov.

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan 25-27 mm. Antennae simple, filamentous. The labial palps are small, directed forward, their pointed end segment, two-color: white bottom and brown the top. The maxillary palps thin, moderate, advocate forehead, brown. Proboscis and eyes are. The forehead, crown and nape brown eyes separated by a narrow white stripe.The front wings are brown, with light brown costal margin and a transparent, slightly pinkish patches; at the end of the longitudinal middle and small cells therein. Fringe brown and white. Hind wings nearly all transparent pink, brown field just outside. The fringe on the front wings. [113]. Yuri Semejkin.


  • British Isles, Madeira ?. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Russia: Primorsky Krai, Sakhalin.
    Dr. countries: China, Korea Peninsula, Japan, tropical and subtropical areas. [113]. Yuri Semejkin.


  • With the end of July [113]. Yuri Semejkin.

Additional info about Imago

  • After mating, they lay their eggs on the stems and florets beans. Dangerous pest of legume in tropical and subtropical countries.
    In Primorye, the caterpillar damage young stems, buds and haricot beans. In Primorye, the development in one generation. [113]. Yuri Semejkin.

Larva lifespan

  • Caterpillar stage lasts 15-20 days. [113]. Yuri Semejkin.

Larva food plants

  • Inflorescences and young stems beans. [113]. Yuri Semejkin.

Additional info about Larva

  • As the caterpillars penetrate into the beans and eat there. [113]. Yuri Semejkin.


  • Caterpillars pupate in beans or in pods on the ground. After 10-12 days, butterflies fly, which will soon begin to lay eggs. [113]. Yuri Semejkin.

Overwintering stage

  • Caterpillars overwinter younger ages, the following spring, they finish feeding and pupate. [113]. Yuri Semejkin.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Yuri Semejkin, Irina Nikulina.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Evgeny Komarov, Yuri Semejkin.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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17.02.2011 20:05, Evgeny Komarov

View from the pantropical distribution. Celebrated in Europe (UK), which was probably imported seeds of legumes. A serious pest of legumes within the main range.

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